Sean is a composer, sound artist, audio programmer, curator, scholar, and educator. He presents his work regularly at national and international venues for contemporary art and music such as the International Computer Music Conference (Daegu, Shanghai, Utrecht, Ljubljana, Belfast), Sound and Music Computing Conference (Cyprus), Toronto Electroacoustic Music Symposium, Korean Electro-Acoustic Music Society (Seoul), Sines and Squares (Manchester, UK), Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States, Society of Composers, Inc., New York City Electronic Music Festival, Electronic Music Midwest, VU Symposium, and more.
Since 2015, he has served as Programs Director and Lead Music Instructor for the Madelife Creative Accelerator program, based in Boulder, CO. He has also co-founded two Colorado Front-Range companies: RackFX, an online platform for automated analog signal processing, and CauseART, a curatorial firm that advances the role of artists as cultural service providers within the business community through commissions, exhibitions, and participatory programming for local and multinational companies, including Google Boulder. In early 2018, Sean was in residence at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna, FL to work on multichannel sound spatialization and electroacoustic composition with Robert Normandeau.
From 2012 to 2014, he served as Visiting Professor of Digital Arts at Stetson University while completing his PhD in Music Composition at the University of Florida (‘13). He received his MA in Electro-Acoustic Music from Dartmouth College (‘07) and holds a BA in Music, Psychology, and Astronomy (minor) from the University of Virginia (‘05). Across his education, he had the privilege of studying computer music and composition with Paul Koonce, Larry Polansky, Jon Appleton, Matthew Burtner, Paul Richards, Judith Shatin, Charles Dodge, James Paul Sain, Ge Wang, Newton Armstrong, and Marina Rosenfeld. His current research interests include immersive musical systems, self-reflexive listening practices, and identifying new paths for art as a socio-cultural determinant. His music is available through Ablaze Records and SEAMUS.
Sound Studies, Acoustics of Music, Musical Ethnography, History of Electronic Music, Music Production Styles and Analysis, How Music Works, How Digital Audio Works, Theories of Musical Practice I, Musicianship, Music Composition I, Critical Listening, Theories of Musical Practice II, Music Composition II, Contemporary Styles: Arrangement and Orchestration, Recording and Production I, Recording and Production II, Sound Design I: Synthesis, Sound Design II: Creative DSP, Digital Performance I, Composition III, Mixing and Mastering, Music Branding and Marketing, Reharmonization Techniques, World Music Composition Resources, Computer Music Systems, Digital Performance II, Special Topics